Apple broke a 12-year tradition: not a single new iPad was released in 2023

Apple has not released a single new iPad in 2023, breaking a tradition that has been maintained for 12 years. This is the first year that the company has decided not to launch a single new tablet computer in a calendar year since the original iPad was introduced in 2010.

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Since its debut, the iPad has been an important product for Apple, which has managed to become the clear leader in the tablet segment.. Therefore, since 2010, at least one new iPad has appeared on the market every year, and sometimes the manufacturer has released up to four new models. Currently, Apple's most recent tablet is the iPad, released in October 2022. The only iPad-related product released in 2023 is the Apple Pencil with USB Type-C interface.

The history of Apple tablet computers began in 2010 with the release of the first generation iPad.. The following year, the iPad 2 was introduced, and a year later, the third and fourth generations of iPad, as well as the first iPad mini. In 2013, Apple released the first iPad Air and iPad mini 2, and a year later updated these models. In 2015, the first-generation iPad mini 4 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro appeared on the market, and in 2016, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. iPad 5, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro entered the market in 2017, and a year later Apple introduced iPad 6, 11-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12 .9-inch iPad Pro 3. iPad 7, iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5 entered the market in 2019, and in 2020 iPad 8, iPad Air 4, 11-inch iPad Pro 2 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 4 became available to customers. In 2021, Apple introduced the iPad 9, iPad mini 6, 11-inch iPad Pro 3 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 5. At the moment, the most current Apple tablets are the 2022 models: iPad 10, iPad Air 5, 11-inch iPad Pro 4 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 6.

According to rumors, Apple plans to release several new products in 2024, including updated iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro. The flagship iPad Pro is also expected to receive significant hardware and feature upgrades, including an OLED display, Apple's signature M3 processor, and a new keyboard.